‘The club isn’t the best place to find a lover, so the bar is where I go.’ – Ed Sheeran – ‘The Shape Of You’

Sorry Ed, but you’re doing it wrong. The best place to go for a date is the coffee shop. In London, we’re blessed with some terrific coffee shops, creating a romantic ambience as well as making great coffee. After you’ve set the mood with a delicious coffee, the rest of London is at your disposal.

Here are 5 London coffee shops that are great for a date.

1 – Eclectic Collection, 575 Garratt Ln, London SW18 4ST

Situated on the main street in Earlsfield, Eclectic Collection is a great place to wow the man or lady in your life with a truly special cup of coffee. Make sure you stay around for brunch. Their smoked salmon with a poached egg is amazing.

After that, how about a romantic walk across nearby Wandsworth Common?

2 – Espressobase, St Georges Court, Bloomsbury Way, Bloomsbury, London WC1A 2SE

A couple of minutes walk from Holborn Tube, Espressobase is the place to go for a summer date. Enjoy your coffee al fresco in their beautiful outside seating area. Afterwards, show your special someone your knowledgeable side with a trip to the British Museum.

3 – Coffeeology, 4 The Square, London TW9 1DZ

Based in the heart of Richmond, as their name suggests, Coffeeology take their coffee very seriously. If your date loves their coffee too, they’ll be blown away by the quality of their artisan brews. Coffeeology is only a short walk from the River Thames, so after your coffee and homemade pastries, why not walk it off on the riverside?

4 – Appestat, 102 Islington High St, London N1 8EG

To North London, and Appestat. As well as serving great coffee, Appestat also houses a pop-up art gallery. If you want to show your date the cultured side of your personality, there’s nowhere better. 

5 – Bump & Grind, 64 Clapham High St, London SW4 7UW

If your date at Bump & Grind goes well, you might find yourself staying all day. As well as delicious coffee, and brunch dishes you can’t resist, Bump & Grind do a nice line in afternoon cocktails. After that, how about a nice stroll on Clapham Common? Perfect on a summer’s day.

How’s that for some great coffee date ideas? Of course, if you’re taking your date somewhere special and you don’t have time to waste, you can order coffee from these amazing coffee shops on your EspressGo app. Order your coffee and pay for it via the app. When you walk in the shop, it’ll be ready and waiting for you. For a successful date, you can leave the coffee to EspressGo. The rest is up to you